Someone was asking me recently about the things I have on my iPod Touch. Since it has replaced my PDA completely, it is essentially my mobile brain with music. Here are my current favorites:
- Awesome Note ($3.99). This syncs with Google docs and allows me to keep various lists with me at all times.
- Remember the Milk (free). This application is the backbone of my life. I use the web version when on the computer, but the portable version when I’m not.
- Google Mobile App (free). All the Google apps in one icon. Mail, calendar, and more.
- Best Alarm Clock + Weather ($0.99). This alarm clock allows me to select my own music to wake up to, plus shows the current temperature and weather for my current location.
- Flight Aware (free). This tracks flight information, departure, arrivals and delays. I use it more for when my husband is traveling than for when I am, but it is a great little application.
- MessageEase (free). An innovative way to enter text on the Touch. It can then be copied into other applications.
- WordPress (free). I can write blog posts from my iPod. I usually reserve these for my family blog, but drafts for this blog sometimes get written this way.
- Kindle Application. (free) This syncs to my last read location, so even if I don’t have my Kindle with me, I can still read.
- 101 Classic Novels. (free) All the books I always meant to read, but didn’t. For free, without searching Amazon.
- Read It Later (free). Allows me to read items from my Read It Later list on the go.
- Tanzan ($0.99, but they have a free version). A relaxing way to put Tangrams together.
- Tooples (free). This is a no-frills Yahtzee-like game. Very nice.
- Boggle ($1.99). A great version of the classic game. It does disallow some words that are in the standard English dictionary, though.
- Carcassonne ($4.99). This is one of my favorite board games.
- Cookie Dozer (free). Cookies mixed with a carnival game. Lots of fun, although a bit buggy at times.
- Netflix (free). I now have the ability to stream from my Netflix WatchNow queue direct to my iPod Touch.
- TV Guide (free). Television listings for the times when I actually want to see if anything good is on.
- Koi Pond ($0.99). This application is amazing. It’s simply a fish pond. You can feed them, put your finger in the water (and they’ll nibble). You can change the sounds. Very relaxing. And during the holidays the application changes.
- Pzizz Energizer ($4.99). I recommend the full version on this one because you can change the settings, like length of nap. This generates a sleep nap that leaves me wonderfully refreshed.
- Ambience ($2.99). This application allows you to download various sound tracks that can be used to block out sound or relax.
- iTalk Recorder (free). I have used this for everything from making memos on the go to recording song parts to rehearse while I am in the car.
- MyKeePass ($0.99). After months of struggling with iKeepass, I found this. It allows me to get my passwords on the go, and sync between iPod and desktop. Until I found this application, I thought I was going to have to leave KeePass altogether.
- Flashlight (free). Don’t laugh. There are times when the power has gone out, and I have used this application to help me find my way to where light sources are stored.
- iHurricane (free). This software, along with an email address, will notify me of new storms and track them for me. It is very useful to get the information and be warned automatically.
- Weatherbug elite ($0.99). This is the place I go to for forecasts. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t have push notifications of life-threatening weather, so if it indicates there might be severe weather at night, I still leave my laptop running with the PC Weatherbug and the volume turned all the way up.
- Touch Karma (free). I can keep track of the chores my daughter has done and how much I owe her.
- Mint (free). This allows me to access my Mint.com account and financial information on the go.
- PainKiller 2.0 ($2.99). As weird as it sounds, listening to the binaural beats can help dispel a migraine.
- Starbucks Card Mobile (free). This allows me to manage my Starbucks card as well as pay for drinks at the local Target.
- Grocery Gadget ($4.99). A robust shopping list manager that doesn’t lock up and crash like Splash Shopper did. Plus it has a web interface so I can enter items via the computer.
- Use Your Handwriting (free). Write messages in your own handwriting, then email them.
- MoonPhase ($1.99). Living in a place prone to tidal flooding, I like to keep my eye on the moon phases. We don’t flood just during storms, but also during full and new moons.
These are not all the applications I have on the Touch, but the ones I use daily.
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